By Juma Nsubuga
The speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament to to continue with investigations into the financial mismanagement in the office of the Prime Minster.
The OPM Probe by PAC will resume work on February 26th . Public Accounts Committee chairman, Mr Kassiano Wadri,told the press on Thursday that the speaker if parliament has told the PAC to continue with its investigations ,though they will not be interrogating the people cited in the DPP’s letter.
This will see the First lady ,Janet Kataha Museveni ,also Minister for Karamoja Affairs,the Prime Minister ,Amama Mbabazi and the Director Firm Engineering appear before PAC soon.The director Firm Engineering is wanted by the committee to explain the work it was given to plough land in Karamoja and Acholi region .
Ms Kadaga, on February 8, wrote a letter to the Public Accounts Committee chairman, Mr Kassiano Wadri, explaining that the Rules of Procedure do not permit Parliament to handle issues, if proceedings have begun in courts of law. “I am, therefore, of the opinion that the continuation of the investigations will prejudice the fair determination of the cases before court,” she said. “I, therefore, direct that you stop the investigations until such a time when the cases have been concluded or as otherwise further directed.”